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Alexandria


Alexandria
Located on the Mediterranean coast in the North of the country, Alexandria (Arabic: Al-Iskandariya, Eskendereyya) is the second largest city, and largest seaport in Egypt. As of 2001, Alexandria had an estimated population of 3,500,000.

Alexandria was founded at about 331 BC by Alexander the Great. The city served as Egypt's capital for almost 1,000 years, only being replaced in 641 AD, when the Arabs conquered Egypt and set up a new capital at Fustat (now part of Cairo).

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Alexandria: A History and Guide (Tauris Parke Paperbacks)

By E.M. Forster

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Released: 2014-05-06
Paperback (320 pages)

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"Alexandria is still alive and alters even when one tries to sum her up... Only the climate, only the north wind and the sea remain as pure as when Menelaus, the first visitor, landed three thousand years ago..." - E.M. Forster

In the autumn of 1915, in a slightly heroic mood, E.M. Forster arrived in Alexandria, full of lofty ideals as a volunteer for the Red Cross. Yet most of his time was spent exploring the magic, antiquity and complexity of the place in order to cope with living in what he saw as a "funk-hole". With a novelist's pen, he brings to life the fabled, romantic city of Alexander the Great, capital of Graeco-Roman Egypt, beacon of light and culture symbolized by the Pharaohs, where the doomed love affair of Antony and Cleopatra was played out and the greatest library the world has ever known was built. Threading 3,000 years of history with vibrant strands of literature and punctuating the narrative with his own experiences, Forster immortalized Alexandria, painting an incomparable portrait of the great city and, inadvertently, himself.

Travel Like a Local - Map of Alexandria: The Most Essential Alexandria (Egypt) Travel Map for Every Adventure

By Maxwell Fox

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (50 pages)

Travel Like a Local - Map of Alexandria: The Most Essential Alexandria (Egypt) Travel Map for Every Adventure
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Get Ready For The Adventure Of A Lifetime!

Are you planning your next vacation abroad and you’re ready to explore? Do you want to be prepared for everything? Are you ready to experience every new place you visit just like a local? Well, with this amazing Alexandria Egypt travel map you’re all set and ready to go!

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The map is very detailed and it will not only give you all the available roads and routes, but also the essential information to make your Alexandria Egypt vacation unforgettable.

In the map you can see all the available means of transport, bus stops and routes so you can always know how to get everywhere.

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We carefully marked all the restaurants, bars and pubs so you can always find one that is nearby.

In the Alexandria Egypt map you will also find the best places to go shopping, the most famous and must-see sights, churches and more.

And if an emergency comes up, there are markings of police stations and hospitals everywhere for your convenience.

Each kind of marking has a different color so you can easily navigate around the map and find exactly what you’re looking for within seconds.

The city is also organized in sections so you can better find your way around.

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Greater Than a Tourist- Alexandria Egypt: 50 Travel Tips from a Local

By Sohaila Ammar

Independently published
Paperback (69 pages)

Greater Than a Tourist- Alexandria Egypt: 50 Travel Tips from a Local
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Are you excited about planning your next trip? Do you want to try something new? Would you like some guidance from a local? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this Greater Than a Tourist book is for you. Greater Than a Tourist- Alexandria Egypt by Sohaila Ammar offers the inside scoop on Alexandria. Most travel books tell you how to travel like a tourist. Although there is nothing wrong with that, as part of the Greater Than a Tourist series, this book will give you travel tips from someone who has lived at your next travel destination. In these pages, you will discover advice that will help you throughout your stay. This book will not tell you exact addresses or store hours but instead will give you excitement and knowledge from a local that you may not find in other smaller print travel books. Travel like a local. Slow down, stay in one place, and get to know the people and the culture. By the time you finish this book, you will be eager and prepared to travel to your next destination.

Lonely Planet Egypt (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Anthony Sattin

Lonely Planet
Released: 2018-07-17
Paperback (512 pages)

Lonely Planet Egypt (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher*

Lonely Planet’s Egypt is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Wonder at the construction of the Pyramids of Giza, wander through the columned halls of the great temple complexes of Luxor, and dive through an underwater world of coral cliffs and colourful fish in the Red Sea – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Egypt and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet’s Egypt:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics
  • Covers Cairo & Around, the Nile Delta, Suez Canal, Sinai, Alexandria & the Mediterranean Coast, Siwa Oasis & the Western Desert, Northern Nile Valley, Luxor, Southern Nile Valley, Red Sea Coast

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Egypt is our most comprehensive guide to the country, and is designed to immerse you in the culture and help you discover the best sights and get off the beaten track.

Travelling further afield? Check out Lonely Planet’s Middle East for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.

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‘Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.’ – Fairfax Media (Australia)

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Alexandria: The Last Night of Cleopatra

By Peter Stothard

Brand: Overlook Hardcover
Released: 2013-08-01
Hardcover (400 pages)

Alexandria: The Last Night of Cleopatra
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Guided by two native Egyptians, Stothard traces his own life-long interest in the history of Cleopatra, and his repeated failure to write the book about her that he had always wanted to. In Alexandria, part memoir and part travel literature, Stothard was the sights and sounds of the ancient city to reconnect with the formative experiences of his childhood education, and his literary career. Melancholy and sometimes humorous, Alexandria offers a first-hand glimpse into the fracturing police state of Hosni Mubarak, before the uprising in Tahir Square changed everything.


 
 
 

 
 
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